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saying something. >>> josh, we have the scary explosion in kansas city. >> we do have breaking news to get to. but today, it follows the best news of all. we love you. welcome back. we're going to turn, now, to kansas city and that massive explosion you saw at the top of the show. it leveled part of a shopping complex in kansas city. police, right now, are searching for any people who might still be trapped in the rubble. abc's alex perez has been on the scene all night and joins us now with the very latest. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, josh. and welcome back, robin. right here in kansas city, at least one person remains unaccounted for. investigators are using cadaver dogs to help them comb through this debris. it was dinnertime when this explosion turned everything upside-down. witnesses say the massive fireball, which engulfed an entire city block, could be seen for miles. the explosion, rattling windows blocks away. >> everything shook. and it was -- you could feel it, almost as much as you could hear it. it was, by far, the biggest explosion i'd ever felt in m
with news out of the city. former new york city mayor ed koch has died. he was the face of the city in the '80s. known worldwide for a feisty style and for helping to rescue new york from near financial ruin. he died this morning. he was 88 years old. >>> we turn now to the price of gas, about to set a record for this time of the year. numbers out this morning have shown that prices have risen 13 cents in the last two weeks. the national average, $3.46 per gallon. you can blame a slowdown at refineries and the rising cost of crude oil. >>> and we're getting our first major read how the economy is faring thus far. 157,000 jobs were created. fewer than the economists had expected. the unemployment ticked up slightly. raising from 7.8% to 7.9%. >>> and a $30,000 reward is now being offered following the brazen murder of an assistant district attorney near dallas. mark hasse was ambushed by a masked gunman, shot five times while walking into court. investigators believe he may have been targeted for investigating the aryan brotherhood. >>> we have a developing story south of the border.
is in midland city, alabama, once again this morning. gio? >> reporter: dan, good morning. this is now day five of this hostage standoff, it's happening just behind that white building that you see there. now, today, we're getting the details about how it all started from the children who were there and saw it all happen. this morning, a photo of the man who police said launched a dramatic hostage standoff. jimmy lee dykes has been holding a 5-year-old named ethan against his will in an underground bunker since tuesday. communicating with negotiators through the pipe. >> i looked up and he's talking about threatening to kill us all or something. >> reporter: it all started when dykes stormed onto this school bus, killed the driver and kidnapped the child. >> he said, i'll kill you all. he said, i just want two kids. >> reporter: they were on that bus. they said that dykes got on and gave the driver what appeared to be a gift of broccoli and a note and then demanded two children. >> the bus driver kept saying, just please get off the bus. he said, no. so, he just tried to back up and he pulled o
and plummeted to the ground in the city of luxor. people tried to jump for their lives. egyptian officials said at least 20 tourists were flying over luxor, when the balloon caught fire and plunged to the ground. christopher michelle is an american photographer. he was in another hot air balloon, close to the one that crashed. >> this is a popular tourist thing to do in luxor, which is to float over the ancient temples. there are eight or nine balloons. they do it almost every day. it's a fairly common activity. as we were coming in to land, i heard a loud explosion. saw smoke. i didn't realize it was another balloon. we were close to the ground. as you probably know, in the luxor, they burn the sugar cane. i assumed it was coming from the ground, not obviously one of the balloons. >> reporter: michelle said he couldn't see the other balloon until after his had landed safely. >> emergency vehicles started to arrive. over in next hour or two, we started to understand the extent of the tragedy. >> reporter: another woman described the scene to the bbc. >> it exploded in the air. and people were j
york city, all the way through hartford in connecticut, to boston, massachusetts, up to portland, maine. this entire area is going to get the driving, blinding snow, the kind of snow that shuts down cities. this is kind of a big hit for this area. it really comes together with two storms. one storm that's already delivered a hit of snow. north of the chicagoland area, about ten inches of snow. you didn't have to get too far to get that snow there. and in central detroit. not detroit, but central michigan. they picked up about ten inches of snow. that's got the cold air. as that system drives up to the north, they really do get together and phase right about 2:00, 3:00 in the morning, that system will pull itself together to become one, big snowmaker off the coast of new york and connecticut and massachusetts and boston, to make that big, big storm happen. who gets what? if you're south of the center of this storm you get rain. that's the d.c. area. right along the coastal areas, where you see this flashing red, we have a hurricane-force wind warning out there. the coastal flooding in ar
. kansas city, digging out once again. and the heavy, wet snow, bringing down old trees. and creating a new danger, roof collapses. one man was killed after a roof buckled in oklahoma. in belton, missouri, a family narrowly made it out, after this wall came crashing down. >> it was like a big, huge salad bowl. that's when i realized, we have to get out. >> reporter: two hours west, in missouri's capital, jefferson city, the entire ceiling and front wall of this warehouse, destroyed. so, here at o'hare, and at many airports, it will be a day of playing catchup. and another busy day of digging out across the path of this storm. sam? >> alex, the middle of the country taking a wallop out of this storm system. as it continues to move east, there's still some snow left. we'll see maine, northern new york state, coming in with an additional six inches of snow there. we'll go through all of america's weather when we come back in a minute. elizabeth? >> sam, thank you so much. >>> and we're going to turn, now, to washington. and the grim countdown to the massive spending cuts that will kick in on f
, the biggest of the winter, on track for the northeast. could it be a lot of snow headed for some major cities? guess who we're going to ask. sam. he's been watching it all right now. >> models started to show this last night. everybody was, like, wow. and then, a couple of models started to agree. so, we'll show you what's going on with this. we've had a split flow in the jet stream. we've had a northern jet and a southern jet. this has been small nuisancemakers and storms, running through the country, as long as this continues to happen. but what begins to happen is those two positions start to phase together. let me get back to the graphic. i want to show you -- max, will you run that through? to the eastern side. here's what happens. these two lows that are right now, really far apart, get really close in sync and phase off the eastern seaboard. where this happens depends who gets snow and who gets rain. but no matter where it happens, it's going to happen from the carolinas towards probably boston. wherever this happens, there's a lot of snow with this storm and southern rain. there will
covering of snow. for that outer banks area. and all the way up, kind of skipped the new york city area but really pounded from boston to hyannisport pretty heavily. a good hit of snow. this storm, in some way was almost as powerful as the blizzardmaker. boston comes in with five inches of snow. up to 10 inches of snow in some locations there. the cold air dragging in behind. 12 below in saranac lake. new york city n the single digits this morning. the wind chills are brutally cold this morning. one more snowmaker we'll watch develop. north dakota on into minnesota. with the blizzard warning conditions this morning. but it's february, and every bit of it. josh? >> thank you, sam. paula faris, now, here with the top stories. >>> everyone is wondering what in the world is going on at the pump these days. we begin with something we all need that is getting a whole lot more expensive. the experts are not sure why. of course, we're talking gasoline. a new report finds that gasoline prices have skyrocketed by 42 cents a gallon in just the last month, much of that increase in the last few days
heard other explosions. this is a city where the war is closing in. in some ways, damascus is becoming more like baghdad. we hear from the residents, the point of this is to terrorize them, to get them to come to their knees. but the spirit in the face of something like this is defiance. another day of death in damascus. josh? >> terry, thank you. and please, be safe. terry will be bringing us reports throughout the morning as developments warrant. he'll also have reports on tonight's "world news" and later on "nightline." >>> breaking news from the heart of the las vegas strip. at least three people have been killed there after what's being called a rolling shootout between people in two cars. not far away from bellagio hotel and casino. >>> and newly-released video shows the moment that gas explosion tore through a kansas city restaurant and shopping complex on tuesday. one body has been found. but there are fears that at least one more victim remains buried in the rubble. a construction crew apparently struck a gas line, setting off the blast. >>> and lance armstrong, now, backing o
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